Has anybody patterned the new, hevi tungsten loads?

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  1. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Better of with Bismuth for that weight.
     
  2. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    Any info on when Kent is coming out with a new Bismuth load?
     
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    tornadochaser Elite Refuge Member

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    Kent bismuth was on the shelves at cabelas last time I was there. Are they redesigning that line?
     
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    Kent has plans next year to bring out a 25 round box of bismuth shells that will be competitive with premium steel. They are designing a new manufacturing process for bismuth shot.
     
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    baltz526 Senior Refuge Member

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    I could go out in the shop and open an old 1 1/8oz #2 original hevisteel. But I did it when I bought them. 40% #4/50% #2/10% B is what is in the #2 marked shells.
     
  6. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Well there you have it. Either nobody complained bout it back then, or (and I suspect this is closer to the truth) my memory is failing me again.
     
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    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    Why?

    I would think for certain it would depend on the company making the shell and the composition of the Bismuth being used.

    My early experience with Bismuth were not good, but I still have and shoot some of the original Hevi-steel (heavier than steel loads), and I do think they are superior to steel. Pellets are a bit oblong, but appear to be generally "roundish" and sized basically correctly (as compared to actual Hevi-shot which comes in a variety of sizes and shapes).
     
  8. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    Haven't patterned any (yet) from the box of 12 gauge, 2 2/4", 1 1/16 ounce of #4's purchased last week. Did use it (two rounds) on birds this morning. It works the same as the original product. That is it for now.
     

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